House Building

What our house building team do

Our work for house builders forms a key part of our real estate offering. Our lawyers work alongside our dedicated planning practice, comprising both planning lawyers and town planners, to provide a genuine full service team. We are members of the House Builders Federation and our comprehensive understanding of the issues facing the industry enables us to closely align our legal support to our client’s commercial goals.

We understanding that timing is crucial for housebuilders and the ability to conclude deals quickly and efficiently is paramount. We take joint ownership of the project, working closely with our clients to maximise land values and speed up the development process; from site acquisition to plot disposal, and everything in between, our team can support the full development life cycle. Our client’s also benefit from highly specialist advice from our dedicated utilities team who solely deal with connections agreements with utility providers. We understand that a delay in your site “going live” can cause significant timing and financial issues.

We provide clear and pragmatic advice to a range of clients from Housing Associations and others operating in the Registered Providers arena, to individual landowners  and small, medium and large Housebuilders.

What they say

"They are a very good and capable practice from a real estate and planning perspective."

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Our specialist areas include:

  • Site acquisition, development agreements and site disposal
  • Chartered planning consultancy
  • Planning and environmental law
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction/Development Agreements
  • Plot Disposal
  • Dispute Resolution

How our house building team work

Our dedicated team understand the political and commercial pressures of housebuilding and the complexities of each stage. We provide a personal and professional service, responding quickly to your issues and adapting to frequent changes in the industry. DMH Stallard boasts one of the largest in-house planning consultancy teams within a law firm and we work closely with our highly rated real estate lawyers to bring together a comprehensive understanding of the industry. This holistic approach adds real value to our clients because our planners can work closely alongside our transactional lawyers, so minimising delays. This allows us to provide a seamless service throughout the development process.

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  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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